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  • Offline Wilko   gb

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    Headlight positioning
    on: Mar 31, 2018, 11.37 pm
    Mar 31, 2018, 11.37 pm
    Evening all.
    Just a question, seeing as the wife and I at sometime will be moving to Bulgaria, an ex pat friend of mine out there said I will have to adjust the headlights to shine on the wrong side of the road  :745:.....is this a simple job.
    Paul Wilko

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    Re: Headlight positioning
    Reply #1 on: Apr 01, 2018, 08.45 am
    Apr 01, 2018, 08.45 am
    The Trophy does NOT need any adjustment of the headlamps
    for riding on different sides of the road.

    It's not mentioned in any of the owner documentation,
    but the Headlights on the Trophy are "Symmetrical Dip" !

    They don't throw an elongated beam up and along the kerb
    on one side or the other, there is just a fairly flat cut-off on Dipped Beam,
    so no-one gets dazzled when you ride on the "other" side of the road  :028:

    You will probably want to adjust the height of the Beam when fully loaded,
    compared to riding Solo, as the Beam cut off height will be different.
    ( Bike Settings / Adjustment / Headlight ).




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    Re: Headlight positioning
    Reply #2 on: Apr 01, 2018, 08.02 pm
    Apr 01, 2018, 08.02 pm
    Regarding the height adjustment, I've always wondered, is the range of movement that much that it be out when it comes to MOT time?

    Just something to be aware of, if the tester don't know that you can actually adjust the height easily on this bike via buttons on the bars.

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    Re: Headlight positioning
    Reply #3 on: Apr 01, 2018, 08.53 pm
    Apr 01, 2018, 08.53 pm
    Good question !

    I'm sure we all regularly check that all of our lights work  :164:
    but how often do we check in the dark, that the Headlamp isn't set too high ?

    Surely better to do so BEFORE an "MOT" Test, and risk it failing,
    never mind the potential consequences of the effects on other road users !
    ( "MOT" = a required check in the UK - annually from Year 3 of date of first registration ).


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    Re: Headlight positioning
    Reply #4 on: Apr 01, 2018, 10.28 pm
    Apr 01, 2018, 10.28 pm
    It's very rare that I get to ride my bike in the dark, and I have to admit, I have never checked it. When I return from Varna in August, apart from the luggage, I will have the extra weight on the bike in the form of the wife........don't tell her I said that, but again, I won't be traveling at night, but I will tilt the headlights down to save any "dazzle" in the daylight .
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    Re: Headlight positioning
    Reply #5 on: May 07, 2018, 08.54 am
    May 07, 2018, 08.54 am
    *Originally Posted by Wilko [+]
    It's very rare that I get to ride my bike in the dark, and I have to admit, I have never checked it. When I return from Varna in August, apart from the luggage, I will have the extra weight on the bike in the form of the wife........don't tell her I said that, but again, I won't be traveling at night, but I will tilt the headlights down to save any "dazzle" in the daylight .

    A good use of profiles yes?

    I think the headlight setting can be tied to the profile along with the TES settings. So for me profile 1 has one up with comfort and a higher headlight aim whilst profile two has two up with normal and a lower headlight aim. Switching is easy  :152:
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    Re: Headlight positioning
    Reply #6 on: May 07, 2018, 03.17 pm
    May 07, 2018, 03.17 pm
    Profiles are indeed your friend.  :460:
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    Re: Headlight positioning
    Reply #7 on: May 07, 2018, 07.05 pm
    May 07, 2018, 07.05 pm
    Besides the electronic range of up & down movement, is there a manual adjuster, that can make them shine a little higher?

    I added LED bulbs, and they shine just a little lower than the OEM's.   

    Thanks in advance.   :821:
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